Nashville Obsolete Tour Dates Announced

Acony Records is proud to announce the North American Nashville Obsolete tour, starting October 18th, 2015, in Santa Barbara and headed across the United States and back, ending in Los Angeles on January 16th, 2016.

Tickets for all shows will go on sale this Friday, September 18th, at 10:00am local time. We are also having a fan-club presale for each date, holding back a select number of tickets that only fans will have access to starting this Thursday, at 10am local time, with a passcode that we will reveal via email early that morning. If you’re receiving this email now, you’ll get an email with the fan club code as well! See tour dates below and visit daverawlingsmachine.com/tour for all updates and links.

2015 Tour Dates
Sun - 10/18 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Lobero Theatre
Mon - 10/19 - San Francisco, CA @ Warfield Theatre
Tue - 10/20 - Chico, CA @ Paradise Performing Arts Center
Wed - 10/21 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theater
Thu - 10/22 - Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Sat - 10/24 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
Sun - 10/25 - Missoula, MT @ The Wilma Theater
Mon - 10/26 - Billings, MT @ Babcock Theatre
Thu - 10/29 - St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
Fri - 10/30 - Madison, WI @ Capitol Theater
Sat - 10/31 - Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Sun - 11/1 - Detroit, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
Mon - 11/2 - Cleveland, OH @ Music Box Supper Club
Wed - 11/4 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Byham Theatre
Thu - 11/5 - Buffalo, NY @ Asbury Hall @ Babeville
Fri - 11/6 - Ithaca, NY @ State Theatre
Sat - 11/7 - Albany, NY @ Hart Theatre The Egg
Mon - 11/9 - Northampton, MA @ Calvin Theatre & Performing Arts
Wed - 11/11 - New York, NY @ Beacon Theatre
Thu - 11/12 - S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Fri - 11/13 - Portland, ME @ State Theatre
Sat - 11/14 - Providence, RI @ Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Mon - 11/16 - Boston, MA @ The Wilbur Theatre
Tue - 11/17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
Thu - 11/19 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
Fri - 11/20 - Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Sat - 11/21 - Richmond, VA @ The National
Sun - 11/22 - Durham, NC @ Durham Performing Arts Center
Tue - 11/24 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
Wed - 11/25 - Knoxville, TN @ Tennessee Theatre
Sat - 12/26 - Chattanooga, TN @ Tivoli Theatre
Sun - 12/27 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
Mon - 12/28 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City Music Hall
Tue - 12/29 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
2016 Tour Dates
Tue - 1/5 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
Thu - 1/7 - Houston, TX @ Cullen Performance Hall
Fri - 1/8 - Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Sat - 1/9 - Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Mon - 1/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ National Hispanic Cultural Center
Tue - 1/12 - Flagstaff, AZ @ Orpheum Theater
Wed - 1/13 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Thu - 1/14 - Scottsdale, AZ @ Scottsdale Center for Performing Arts
Sat - 1/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Hotel

Gill & Dave photos ft. in Henry Diltz photography show


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Gillian Welch and David Rawlings are very honored to be included in the upcoming photography exhibit and slide presentation by the world renowned Henry Diltz and the infamous Pattie Boyd. Diltz photographed the duo for the new Dave Rawlings Machine record Nashville Obsolete. henrydiltztour

Shows will be held in Los Angeles (sold out!), Nashville, Chicago, New York, and Fall River, MA. This promises to be a historic night. Get your tickets now. Click here to buy tickets.


Nashville Obsolete coming September 18th & more


Acony Records proudly presents Nashville Obsolete, the highly anticipated second album from Dave Rawlings Machine.

Recorded on analog tape at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, Nashville Obsolete features seven original compositions written by Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. Produced by Rawlings, Nashville Obsolete highlights the brilliant musicianship of Dave Rawlings and Gillian Welch on lead vocals and guitar, Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers) on bass, Willie Watson on vocals and guitar and guest appearances from Brittany Haas (fiddle) and Jordan Tice (mandolin).

Nashville Obsolete is available for pre-order now ahead of its September 18th release date at the links below:

iTunes Preorder
Amazon Preorder

Special Acony pre-sale packages will launch on September 1st.


The beloved duo will add another accolade to their career accomplishments as they accept the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting from the Americana Music Association. The award will be presented at the association’s 2015 Honors & Awards ceremony held September 16th at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, which will be taped to air on PBS later in the year. Nashville Obsolete marks the 7th studio album on which Welch and Rawlings have collaborated together in their acclaimed two decade long creative partnership, including their most recent offering, the GRAMMY nominated Gillian Welch release The Harrow and the Harvest (2011), the 2009 Dave Rawlings Machine release A Friend of a Friend which MOJO hailed as “the best Americana debut of the year” in their 4-star review, and the 2001 Gillian Welch masterpiece Time (The Revelator).

Dave Rawlings Machine, whose rousing live show has prompted critics and fans alike to call them “one of the hottest string bands on the planet” (SF Weekly) will support Nashville Obsolete with a world tour to be announced soon. In the meantime, the duo will make a handful of special appearances as Gillian Welch, including the closing slot at the inaugural AmericanaFest concert at the new Ascend Amphitheater in downtown Nashville on Saturday, September 19. Tickets are on sale now.